AES Member Profile

Kazuhiko Kawahara

Kazuhiko Kawahara

Job Title:

Member since:
AES Position:
AES Committees:
Primary Section:

Facebook Address:

Audio Fields:

  • Educational Institutions - Educator
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Architectural Acoustics
  • Acoustics, Psychoacoustics, Hearing - Measurement and Instrumentation
  • Consumer - Telecommunications Software
  • Consumer - Telecommunications Hardware
  • Product Design & Manufacturing - Research & Development

Job Duties:

  • Educator
  • DSP Engineer
  • Researcher
  • Software Designer
  • Systems Designer


Dr. Kazuhiko Kawahara is an Associate Professor at the Department of Acoustic Design, School of Design, Kyushu University. He received a master's degree from the Kyushu Institute of Design in 1989 and his Ph.D. from Kyushu University in 2017.
Kazuhiko worked as a Digital Signal Processing Engineer for the TOA corporation from 1989 to 1991. He was a member of the cutting-edge developing team of a Digital Mixing System for live performance. It was the era when real-time digital signal processing systems were thought unreliable. However, he implemented the system and made it reliable.
In 1991 he returned to the Kyushu Institute of Design as a research assistant. He belongs to Kyushu University after 2003 because of the university reformation in Japan.
His field of research is electro-acoustics and audio signal processing. He has also done work in Loudspeaker evaluation, Loudspeaker application technology, and Remote presence for remote live viewing. His recent focus also involves the pedagogy of Technical Listening Training (TLT). He has attended many AES conventions and conferences with his students for signal processing, audio networking, audio mixing evaluations, and loudspeaker-related research presentations. He also joined ear-training workshops as a panel for his ear training (TLT).
He has been an active member of the AES for 16 years. And He now serves as a vice president Asia-Pacific Region of the AES, a vice-chairman of the Education Committee of AES, and an Education committee member of the AES Japan section.

AES Member Profiles

If you are an AES member and would like to create your own AES member profile like this one then click here.

AES - Audio Engineering Society